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Blame Bad Decisions for Crime, Not Structural Racism and Colonialism – FCPP

August 21, 2019 If I were to buy a Tesla, because I thought it was the best car in the world, but had trouble making the payments for it and for my mortgage, and in the end lose my car and my house, who is responsible: the Tesla advertisers, the banks that extend credit, my […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 20195 Views

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The Two Cultures Today: Crisis in Knowledge Translation – FCPP

July 13, 2019 We are nearly twenty years into the 21st century, and we have not overcome what C. P. Snow called the conflict of Two Cultures—the culture of science and the culture of the humanities. Speaking two different languages, these cultures are unable to reach understanding. The clash between the two groups originally emerged […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201953 Views

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UNDRIP Won’t Help Marginalized Aboriginals – FCPP

June 25, 2019 Bill C-262, the proposed legislation requiring Canadian laws to meet an undefined measure of compliance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Aboriginal Peoples (UNDRIP) is being held up by Conservative senators. Tax paying Canadians should be thankful. Advocates of the Bill say that the legislation will create no additional […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201988 Views

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Province Releases Our Way Forward: Manitoba’s Culture Policy and Action Plan

March 12, 2019 First New Culture and Creative Framework in a Generation: Cox Following the first review of Manitoba’s cultural policy in nearly three decades, the province has released an action plan that will guide the decision-making process for Manitoba’s cultural and creative industries, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today. “Our government […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 201977 Views

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Cornwallis And Ryerson: Heros Or Villians? – FCPP

February 20, 2019 How much of a hero do you have to be to warrant a statue? How much of a villain do you have to be to have your name stripped from streets, bridges, or schools? The brouhaha surrounding the memory of Edward Cornwallis and Egerton Ryerson means that Canadians and their governmental representatives […]

by ahnationtalk on February 20, 201949 Views

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IISD: Damage and Costs Caused by Flooding in Manitoba Could Be Reduced by Investing in Natural Infrastructure

WINNIPEG, September 19, 2018—The damage caused by the frequent flooding that Manitoba endures annually could be significantly mitigated if more were invested to maintain its natural infrastructure, such as wetlands and riverbeds. This is according to a new report from the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation and the Winnipeg-based International […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201888 Views

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Indian Cities – FCPP

August 7, 2018 In 2013, the small outport community of Little Bay Islands, Newfoundland, had to make a very emotional decision. The local economy had completely dried up. The crab processing plant had closed, and the community was far away from government public services. Looking at its bleak prospects, the small community applied for provincial […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201866 Views

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Minister MacAulay wraps up A Food Policy for Canada regional sessions in Winnipeg, Manitoba

September 29, 2017 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada A Food Policy for Canada will set a long-term vision for the country’s health, environment, social, and economic goals related to food; while also identifying actions that can be taken in the short-term to improve Canada’s food system. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, along […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 2017119 Views

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The Rosy Past – FCPP

September 6, 2017 Most of us tend to be nostalgic about our ancestral past. Researching one’s family tree has become a popular and passionate pastime. We imagine that when our forefathers lived, things were simpler, and in some ways, better than the complicated lives we live now. But when we dig into our past, we […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2017184 Views

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Content Knowledge Makes Learning Possible – FCPP

August 28, 2017 There is a longstanding debate among educators about the importance of specific content knowledge in the curriculum. Generally speaking, progressive educators favour a non-content specific learning process while traditional educators say there is a defined body of knowledge that all students should master. The 21st Century Learning movement, with its emphasis on non-content […]

by pmnationtalk on August 29, 2017114 Views

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